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RUNAS ERROR: Unable to acquire user password

Posted on 2007-03-18
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Workstation: XP Pro SP2 (adminpak installed)
Server (DC) Server2003 Standard Edition SP1

I'm trying to use the commandline runas utility by opening a command box under logged on user and typing the following command:

"runas /user:gemsoft.local/administrator cmd"       this command then prompts me for a password:
"Enter the Password for Gemsoft.Local: "            When I try to type in the password, nothing happens... No caracters apear as I type and when I press the Enter Key I get the message:
"RUNAS ERROR: Unable to acquire user password"

I've also tried entering the command into the "RUN" dialog box.

Can anyone see where I'm going wrong?

Thank
Graham.

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by:KCTS
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No characters are echoed to the screen when you type the password - that is the way it behaves. I suggest you try again taking care to enter the password correctly even though nothing appaears on screen.
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Rob Williams earned 125 total points
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Try changing:
runas /user:gemsoft.local/administrator cmd
to
runas /user:gemsoft.local\administrator cmd
                                        ^
Also I assume Administrator is a domain account ?
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by:Rob Williams
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Thanks Graham.
Cheers !
--Rob
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by:manetia
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i'M USING A SCRIPT TO INSTALL AN SETUP.EXE ON
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